I am migrating a large, long existing ant/ivy implementation. In our existing implementation runtime extends compile (not vice versa as is the default behavior in the java plugin.). Changing this in all modules, descriptors and repositories is a very difficult especially when trying to roll out gradle in parallel.
I have been unable to find a way to access/override the default configuration hierarchy from my gradle scripts ( as I can with the sourceSets for example).
Can any one suggest an approach for altering the default configuration extensions?